Mario Testino's Story About The Royal Engagement Portrait Is Just Too Cute

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Ever wanted to know the backstory of the duke and duchess of Cambridge's engagement portrait? Well, Mario Testino, the fashion photographer responsible for capturing celebrities at their very best, just spilled the details on how the iconic photo came to be. And, we must say, the story is simply adorable.

Testino, who has a longstanding relationship with the royal family, told The Telegraph that it was all a matter of timing: “I waited a long time, an hour or two, to make that picture perfect. But, I wasn’t totally satisfied. Then, when I’d finished the shoot, they were about to leave, and they suddenly hugged in front of a radiator. I took my camera and that was the picture that ran everywhere — it was spontaneous emotion…you could see they were completely in love.” Did you hear that? It’s the sound of our hearts melting just a teeny, tiny bit.

And, the photographer makes it clear the future queen of England is not a pale imitation of the much-missed Diana, princess of Wales — as if we didn't know that already. As Testino explains, “Kate, she is beautiful in a different way: She radiates happiness. She is comfortable in her love.” We couldn’t agree more. It is a real pleasure to see Kate’s style evolve, and we’re pretty sure we aren’t anywhere near finished obsessing discussing this future monarch’s sartorial efforts. And, if we get to glimpse them in a Testino shoot? Well, so much the better. (The Telegraph)